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Title: Reading Across the Disciplines


1
Reading Across the Disciplines
  • RAD Camp
  • Sept. 26, 2007

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The History
  • 1D1 steering committee spent one and a half years
    reviewing research before making a recommendation.

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The Result
Developing Strategic
Readers
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What do strategic readers do?
  • Understand and use strategies that help them more
    easily acquire knowledge in the content areas
    through
  • non-linguistic representations,
  • study of text structures,
  • specific comprehension and vocabulary strategies.

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DEVELOPING STRATEGIC READERS
Reading is a process of constructing meaning in
the mind of the reader. Reading comprehension
is the process of deriving meaning from text and
is key to learning in all content areas.
(BILL MEYER)
READER
TEXT
CONTEXT
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What is RAD?
  • Introduces, models and teaches a sequential list
    of reading/study strategies
  • A vehicle for researched-based instruction
  • Uses existing school structure to implement
  • Reading, writing, speaking and listening
    processes are taught as they relate to the
    content area of every class

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What is RAD? (Continued)
  • Taught by ALL teachers with the material used in
    their classes
  • All teachers use a common knowledge base,
    consistent language and units that support
    classroom learning
  • Addresses the needs of a wide range of students
    and targets at risk students for success

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Reading Across Disciplines Framework
  • Organization
  • Study Skills
  • Self-Management/
  • Classroom Behavior
  • Content Area Reading Skills
  • Independent Reading Skills

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Organization
  • 3 Ring Binder and Peer Inspection
  • Assignment Notebook
  • Home Study Space

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Study Skills
  • Double-Column Notes
  • - AKA… Cornell Notes
  • - Some have experience from elementary school
  • - Basic system for taking notes
  • - Teacher provides some of the notes
  • - Make a great study guide!

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RAD Listening Behaviors
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Listening Skills
  • Eye contact with speaker
  • Good posturefacing and leaning slightly toward
    the speaker. If seated, feet flat on the floor,
    back straight, head up.
  • No side talking.
  • Concentrate on every word and gesture made by the
    speaker.

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Content Area Reading Skills
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PRE-READING ACTIVITIES
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What will help you understand and remember a
reading assignment longer?
Spending a few minutes before reading on
pre-reading preparation -or- spending thirty
minutes after reading answering questions.
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Your comprehension can be improved as much as
200 by applying the right pre-reading
preparation as opposed to completing post-reading
exercises.
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Previewing a Textbook
  • A quick sense of the books purpose and
    organization
  • Check the publishing date
  • Read the introduction completely
  • Skim the table of contents
  • Flip through the book
  • Note the headings
  • Notice the study aids
  • Look at the back of the book for the glossary,
    appendix, or other reference sections

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Previewing an assigned reading
  • Read the title
  • Skim the introduction
  • Read the headings and subheadings
  • Look at the visuals
  • Scan for special terms
  • Skim the summary
  • Skim the review questions

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Anticipation Guide
  • Anticipating the content of a passage before you
    read can help build purpose, interest, and energy
    for reading.

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Another step you can add Prediction
  • Take a moment to predict based upon the preview
  • Sets purpose
  • Provides a focus on the main ideas and important
    details
  • Relates what you already know about a subject to
    the new information you are going to read

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Predicting and Previewing will metamorphose your
reading into an ACTIVE process!
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Main Idea
  • Topic the subject of the passage
  • Main Idea the central thought or message
  • Details support the main idea

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VOCABULARY
A Key to Success
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Whats one thing successful people have in common?
Its tested on aptitude, achievement, and
intelligence tests. A students level of active
vocabulary is a determiner of future success.
25
Matching Students to Text Lexiles, Readability,
and Other Stuff I Need to Know
  • To help my students
  • Develop into Strategic Readers, A.K.A. The
    District Initiative

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What is a Lexile?
  • A Lexile is the most widely adopted reading
    measure in use today.
  • Lexiles give educators a tool to help them choose
    materials that will improve student reading
    skills across the curriculum.
  • Its purpose is to provide a way to match students
    to appropriately challenging texts.

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How is a Lexile measured?
  • The Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) is the
    test
  • LS R-7 uses to measure Lexiles.
  • A range of scores is assigned to each grade
    level.
  • 7th Grade 850-1100
  • 8th Grade 900-1150

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The SRI and Lexiles at Our School
  • All students will be tested in the fall and
    spring.
  • 8th grade scores are sent to the high school.
  • 7th grade scores will be helpful for spring
    placement.
  • New students are tested at enrollment.

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The Lexile Framework
  • Beginning Reader Below 100
  • Grade 1 100-400
  • Grade 2 300-600
  • Grade 3 500-800
  • Grade 4 600-900
  • Grade 5 700-1000
  • Grade 6 800-1050
  • Grade 7 850-1100
  • Grade 8 900-1150
  • Grade 9 1000-1200
  • Grade 10 1025-1250
  • Grade 11 1050-1300
  • Advanced Text 1700 and above

Notice the range for each grade and the overlap
of ranges.
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Why are the Lexile ranges so wide for each grade?
  • There is not a direct translation from a specific
    Lexile measure to a specific grade level.
  • Within any classroom, there will be a range of
    readers and a range of materials to be read.
  • The Lexile Framework is intended to match readers
    with texts at whatever level the reader is
    reading.

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Matching Students to Texts
  • Matching students to texts at appropriate Lexile
    levels helps to increase their control and
    confidence in the reading process.
  • To improve reading skills, students should read
    text that is 100 points below to 50 points above
    their Lexile score. Students learn when they are
    reading at independent and instructional levels,
    not at the frustration level.

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Matching Texts to Readers
  • Independent Level
  • a student can read successfully without
    assistance
  • Instructional Level
  • a student can read with assistance from a
    teacher
  • Frustration Level -
  • a student is completely unable to read the
    material

33
Lexiles and OPAC at Our School
  • Students can match their Lexile to the books in
    the library.
  • Click on the Library and Media link on the school
    homepage, then click on your schools catalog.
  • Pull down the Search Reading Programs menu and
    choose Lexile.

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How do I know the Lexile of materials I use in my
classroom?
  • www.lexile.com
  • This site allows you to analyze Lexiles of your
    word documents and some textbook comprehension
    rates are analyzed as well.

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Keep in mind. . .
  • The Lexile Framework is not meant to label
    students.
  • (e.g. Hes an 800.)
  • Lexiles provide a way to match students to
    independent and instructional text.

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How do Lexiles and readability tie together?
  • Readability describes the ease with which
    material can be read.
  • Lexiles are a measure of reading ability.
  • Can your students actually read what you have
    assigned?

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How is readability determined?
  • Mathematical formula/Gives grade level
  • The ease a document can be read
  • Number of personal pronouns
  • Average number of words in a sentence
  • Percentage of difficult words
  • Number of prepositional phrases
  • Number of syllables per word
  • www.gopdg.com/plainlanguage/readability.html

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Determining Readability
  • You can find the readability of any of your
    Microsoft word documents using a tool that is
    already available.
  • Later you will have time to pull up an existing
    Microsoft word document that you hand out to your
    students, or type in a paragraph from a textbook
    to determine readability.

42
Readability
  • On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click
    the Spelling Grammar Tab
  • Select the Check grammar with spelling check box
  • Select the show readability statistics check box,
    and then click OK
  • Click Spelling and Grammar on the Standard
    toolbar. Reading level is displayed after the
    spelling and grammar check.

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Readability The Flesch-Kincaid Grade Scale
  • Not infallible
  • Does not account for all factors
  • such as interest, prior knowledge, background
  • Quick and dirty estimate of finding out whether
    or not you can expect your students to be able to
    read your text

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What if I need to change the readability of my
handouts?
  • Too easy?
  • Make sentences more complex and add grade level
    vocabulary.
  • Too hard?
  • Make format easier to read by shortening the
    sentences, reducing prepositional phrases, and
    simplifying the vocabulary.

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